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Minus Crew Readies Tour Dates

The Minus crew is heading Stateside! Berlin-based DJ, producer, and innovator Richie Hawtin, along with his roster, will spend August and September in the Western Hemisphere, darting around North and South America. Expect sets from the likes of Magda, Troy Pierce, Konrad Black, and Marc Houle. No word yet as to whether or not the magic cube will be in attendance, but here's hoping.

08/27 Portland, OR: Holocene w/ Richie Hawtin
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  • 08/22/2008

Singles Update

XLR8R rounds up 10 new things DJs should cram in their hard drives.

Abstract Beats, Broken, Dowtempo:
o1o
“The Undatow 2”
Deepblak

This upstart Oakland, CA-based crew is going to heat up Fall 2008 with this smoking four-track EP. Picture future-funk and dreamy beats that lie between Flying Lotus and Boards of Canada territory. Evocative and supremely bumpin’.

Various
Modern Clubber EP
Vinyl Vibes

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  • 08/22/2008

Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur

Up next from Sigur Rós is this live footage, though it's set Read more » 

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  • 08/20/2008

Stars Like Fleas to Tour

Stars Like Fleas have been on our radar a few years now, but when the Brooklyn-based band dropped its folk-meets-jazz-meets-rock album, The Ken Burns Effect this past June, the music world sat up and took note of the band's ambitious musical arrangements that seem both soothing and disorienting. It's a combination that seems apt for live performances, and we'll see for sure when the band hits the road this fall. Check this track for a hint at what's to come.

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  • 08/20/2008

Bradford Cox "Ending All Bad Vibes"

Following this weekend's drama, in which an unmastered copy of Deerhunter's Weird Era Cont. and Atlas Sound's unreleased Logos were found on Bradford Cox's blog and leaked, the über-prolific songwriter is ready to call a truce (following a rather impassioned rant).

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  • 08/20/2008

Supermayer to Close Decibel Festival

Those attending Seattle's fifth Decibel Festival can add Kompakt Records' stars Michael Mayer and Superpitcher to the already extensive lineup.

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  • 08/20/2008

Pon Di Wire: Queen Ifrica, Ninja Man

This week’s Pon Di Wire is “live”-icated to the great trumpeter, Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, who passed away Saturday, August 16 at age 70. In 1963, Moore joined Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, and Lloyd Knibb in The Skatalites, Jamaica’s most noted jazz orchestra. Read more » 

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